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The State of DDoS Weapons

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DDoS attacks continue to grow in frequency, intensity, and sophistication. However, the delivery method of using infected botnets and vulnerable servers to perform crushing attacks on a massive scale has not changed. Unlike other cyber attacks, where attackers leverage obfuscation to prevent detection, the loud distributed nature of DDoS attacks creates opportunities for defenders to take a proactive approach by focusing on the weapon’s location.

Attackers leverage vulnerabilities in the UDP protocol to spoof the target’s IP address and exploit vulnerabilities in servers that initiate a reflected response. This strategy amplifies the attack by producing server responses that are much larger than the initial requests.

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Publisher:A10 Networks
Published:July 1, 2020
Copyright:© 2020 A10 Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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